NAS / SPMA Conference 2015

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Coastal and maritime archaeology of the modern era: NAS & Society for Post Medieval Archaeology Conference 2015

The Nautical Archaeology Society is excited to be partnering with the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology hosting a joint conference in Portsmouth on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2015, at the University of Portsmouth’s Portland Building.

The aim of the joint event is to bridge the gap between terrestrial and marine archaeology audiences, focusing on the post-medieval period from the 16th century to the present day.

The conference will particularly focus on the way that ships and shipping are generative of the modern world. Terrestrial archaeologists often study sites and assemblages either produced for or procured by maritime trade and warfare and yet there is a disconnect between the two sub-disciplines. The conference is excited to have an amazing line-up of speakers from Britain and overseas including the USA, Canada, Australia, Holland, France and Belgium.

Programme of events

Friday 20th November 2015

19.00     Informal drinks: Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS (dinner is also available in Horatio's Restaurant until 21.00)

Chatting at the last NAS Conference

Saturday 21st November 2015

08.30-09.00         Registration opens for Conference Day 1

09.00-17.30         Main Conference: Portland Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street, PO1 3AH (please use the Milldam Building car park at Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AF). A buffet lunch will be available for all delegates

13.00 – 14.00      NAS AGM 2015 – all members are welcome to attend free of charge. If you would like to attend the AGM, but not the conference please contact the NAS by email or phone.

17.30-19.30         Informal drinks: Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS

19.30-00.00         Dinner and Beer and Skittles competition (from 20.30): Royal Maritime Club, Queens Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS  (bookable separately)    

Sunday 22nd November 2015

08.30-09.00         Registration opens for Conference Day 2

09.00-17.30         Main Conference: Portland Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street, PO1 3AH (please use the Milldam Building car park at Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AF).  A buffet lunch will be available for all delegates

17.30     Event Closes

The full programme of speakers on each day can be downloaded here.

The speakers abstracts are available here.

The NAS and SPMA are pleased to have on board a number of organisations that will be joining us as part of the Exhibition Display that will run in conjunction with the Conference. If you would like to join us for this exciting event, please contact the NAS Office. Exhibition space is available for as little as £50.00. Non-for profit organisations can exhibit at the conference for no charge.

NAS AGM

The AGM will take place in the main lecture theatre of the Portland Building at 13.00 on Saturday 21st November 2015

AGM

Agenda

1              Welcome by the chair

2              Minutes of the 2014 AGM held on the 15th November 2014

3              Review of the 2014-15 year and officers reports

4              Presentation of 2014-15 accounts and examiners report

5              Motion to re-appoint independent examiners of the accounts

6              Appointment of Executive Committee Members

7              NAS Fellowships 2015

8              Presentation on the NAS Training Programme

9              Any other ordinary business

In accordance with the NAS Articles of Association the following members of the existing Committee must resign but are eligible for re-election or co-option:

Mike Williams, Secretary

Courtney Nimura, Ordinary Member

Annalisa Christie, Ordinary Member

Any paid up member of the Society may stand for election for the Executive Committee. Members who wish to stand must say so in writing and must have two members, a proposer and a seconder, who will support their nomination in writing. These letters must be received at the NAS office at least two full working days before the AGM (i.e. no later than 18th November 2015).

For more information on the role and responsibilities of an Executive Committee member please contact Mark Beattie-Edwards, Programme Director at the NAS Office.

The raffle

Poster Session

Following the success of previous poster sessions, the conference is once again looking for posters. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to Mark Beattie-Edwards of the NAS (mark@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org) and Brian Kerr of the SPMA (jb.kerr@btinternet.com), to arrive no later than the 7th September 2015.

Raffle

Once again there will be a raffle for conference delegates to enter during the event. Prizes will be drawn at the end of the Sunday. If you would like to donate a prize to the raffle please contact the NAS office.

Conference Venue Location

The 2015 Conference will be held at the Portland Building, University of Portsmouth, on the Corner of Portland Street and St James Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3AH. There is limited amount of disabled and exhibitor parking at the venue.  If you are driving please use the car park next to the Portsmouth Registry Office and the University of Portsmouth Milldam Building off Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AF (more information on car parking can be found below).

Portland Building – 

http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&vb=VM109&vm=bingmapsteam-universityofportsmouth&cp=50.798141863707194~-1.1005236231846838&lvl=17&sty=r&FORM=LLVNMP&encType=1

University of Portsmouth Campus Map – The Portland Building is No 2 on this map.Venue

http://www.port.ac.uk/media/maps-and-directions/campus-map.pdf

Venue Parking

There is limited amount of disabled and exhibitor parking at the venue.  If you are driving please use the car park next to the Portsmouth Registry Office off Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3AF.

University of Portsmouth Campus Map – The car park is the hashed area beside the Milldam Building - marked No 7 on this map.

http://www.port.ac.uk/media/maps-and-directions/campus-map.pdf

Evening Social Events

On the evening of Friday 20th November 2015 delegates are very welcome to join us for informal drinks at Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS (food also available in Horatio's Restaurant until 21.00) from 19.00.  www.royalmaritimeclub.co.uk

On the Saturday 21st November 2015 the conference organisers welcome all delegates to the Royal Maritime Club for drinks, dinner (payable on the day) and the return of the conference skittles competition (traditionally won by Mike Williams). Please simply indicate your wish to attend a dinner at the Maritime Club so that we can reserve the correct number of tables – your meal will be payable directly to the club on the night.

Horatio's Restaurant Menu http://www.royalmaritimeclub.co.uk/hotel-facilities/dining-facilities

The club’s skittles alley has been booked for the evening with the competition to start at 20.30 (after the dinner). If you wish to attend the skittles competition please indicate on your booking form (fees apply). Skittles participants can also opt for a basket meal (chicken, fish or veggie burger with chips) if they do not want to attend the earlier dinner. If you would prefer to have a basket meal rather than a formal dinner in Horatio's Restaurant please indicate on your booking form (fees apply).

Accommodation

The Royal Maritime Club on Queen Street is only 5 minutes’ walk from the venue. The NAS has been able to secure a members price for rooms at the Royal Maritime Club costing from £48.00 per person per night (single room rate) including breakfast.  The Club is excellent value and has come highly recommended by a number of the NAS conference delegates.

Please contact the Royal Maritime Club directly and mention that you are attending the NAS / SMPA event.

The Royal Maritime Club

Queen Street, Portsmouth

Hampshire

PO1 3HS

Tel: 02392 824231 

Email: receptionmanager@royalmaritimeclub.co.uk

www.royalmaritimeclub.co.uk

Accommodation is also available at a range of local B&B’s and hotels. Visit the Portsmouth Hoteliers Association for more information: http://hotels.inportsmouth.co.uk/

Registration....how do I book?

You can book tickets online via Eventbrite (booking fees apply): http://nasandspma2015.eventbrite.co.uk 

You may also book by sending in the booking form by email attachment or by post with a cheque or credit card details to the NAS at the address below, or simply by calling us on + 44 (0) 23 9281 8419

The full name of every person in attendance is required. If booking for more than one individual, please complete one form per person.

Click here for a PDF booking form.

Discounted prices and early bird discount deadline

There is discount available for NAS, SPMA members and students who book before the 5th October 2015.  The conference organisers have also arranged a reciprocal discount for delegates attending both the NAS/SMPA Conference and the Royal Archaeological Institute Conference being held in Southampton in 16th-18th October 2015.

Royal Archaeological Institute Conference link: http://www.royalarchinst.org/conferences

Our Sponsorssponsors

The 2015 NAS and SPMA Conference is sponsored by:

Historic England -  https://www.historicengland.org.uk/

Dive Master Insurance - http://divemasterinsurance.com/

The Honor Frost Foundation - http://honorfrostfoundation.org/

3 Deep Media - http://3deepmedia.co.uk/

British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) - http://bsac.com/

Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) - http://saa.org.uk/

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) - http://www.padi.com/scuba-diving/

If you would like to sponsor this event or future NAS conferences please contact Mark Beattie-Edwards of the NAS (mark@nauticalarchaeologysociety.org).

Our Supporters

The 2015 NAS and SPMA Conference is supported by:

The University of Portsmouth - www.port.ac.uk/

Parks Canada - www.pc.gc.ca/

Fourth Element – www.fourthelement.com